Considering a Bachelor of Education?
Perhaps you still really admire your Year 10 English teacher and would love to inspire others in the way they have.
We have a list of the best universities to help you do that! Take a peek.
#5. Macquarie University
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Macquarie University is ranked fifth in Australia for a Bachelor of Education within the QS Top University Rankings by Subject 2020 and the 12th best overall for 2021.
According to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, this university is in the top 100 places worldwide to study such a degree.
Macquarie University is found in North Ryde, near Sydney CBD and is set on large grounds. The campus includes a lake and several bars!
This university offers undergraduate studies in both Primary and Secondary Education. However, teaching degrees must be undertaken as double degrees.
A Bachelor of Education (Primary) can be studied with degrees in Arts, Psychology, or Early Childhood Teaching, while a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) can be paired with degrees in Arts, Commerce or Science.
If Macquarie interests you, you can check out the available scholarships here!
The current entry ATAR Bachelor of Education (Primary) doubles degrees are as follows:
- Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Primary) – 75
- Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Bachelor of Psychology – 80
- Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Primary) with a Major in Early Childhood Teaching – 75
The current entry ATAR Bachelor of Education (Secondary) doubles degrees are as follows:
- Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – 75
- Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – 80
- Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – 80
You can also apply for the Macquarie Leaders and Achievers Early Entry Scheme if you’ve been an involved member of your high school community.
#4. Deakin University
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Deakin University totals in as the fourth best place to study education in Australia according to QS Top University Rankings by Subject 2020.
The university is ranked at 32nd globally for a Bachelor of Education. This also comes QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.
Deakin is also Australia’s 16th best ranked uni by QS Top Universities 2021.
Deakin University is found across three campuses. The Burwood campus is located about 25 minutes from Melbourne and the Waurn Ponds campus is close to Geelong.
Across all campuses, Deakin has roughly 53,000 students in total. This university also prides itself on having the highest student satisfaction rates in Victoria.
At Deakin, you can study a Bachelor of Early Childhood or Primary teaching. These degrees run across trimesters, rather than semesters and last for a duration of four years.
To study secondary teaching at Deakin, you must first complete an undergrad in your chosen field before continuing to a Master of Teaching (Secondary)! Deakin also offers postgraduate study in specialist teaching and research.
You could find an ideal scholarship to Deakin by looking here.
A Bachelor of Education (Primary) currently requires an ATAR of 70.2 for Burwood and Waurn Ponds campuses or 73.15 for the Warrnambool campus. Students must have also studied Mathematics in Year 12 and received a score of 35 in English (EAL) or 25 in other English subjects.
A Bachelor of Early Childhood Education requires an ATAR of 60.55 and is only available at the Burwood campus. Students must have completed the same subjects as listed above.
#3. University of Queensland
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The University of Queensland is ranked third for a Bachelor of Education in Australia. It is also the 5th best Australian university according to QS Top Universities 2021.
It is also equal 23rd in the world for education studies, as ranked by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.
The University of Queensland has three main campuses, the largest of which is located just seven minutes from Brisbane’s CBD and sits along a river.
Students can study a bachelor in either primary or secondary education, which are both four years long.
A Bachelor of Education (Primary) unusually offers 10 days in a classroom to First Year students. Students also complete 80 days minimum of placements.
A Bachelor of Education (Secondary) offers over 30 majors, however, this degree can only be studied as a double degree. Students can choose from five combined options, including a Bachelor of Music (Honours) and Education (Secondary) or a Bachelor of Business Management and Education (Secondary).
The university also encourages students to think laterally about the careers they could go into, including tutoring or working for government agencies.
Scholarships for this university can be found here!
At the University of Queensland, all Education students are required to have completed Year 12 General English, General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods of Specialist Mathematics, or the equivalent subjects.
The Bachelor of Education also requires a rank, or ATAR, of 77.
#2. University of Sydney
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The University of Sydney comes in as the second best place to study education in Australia.
Globally, this university is ranked 20th for education studies by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.
Overall, this is the second best university in Australia according to QS Top Universities 2021.
Located just outside of the CBD, the University of Sydney offers Bachelor’s degrees in early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Education.
These degrees run over four years, with a mandatory practical component of 560 hours.
Students who enrol into a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) can choose from four teaching degrees, with majors in Humanities and Social Science, Science, Mathematics and Health and Physical Education.
The University is the oldest in Australia and boasts many beautiful sandstone buildings and greens. It is also a short walk from local stations!
There are some scholarships available at this university. Check them out here!
The ATAR for guaranteed entry to a Bachelor of Education (Primary) is currently 85.
The ATAR for guaranteed entry to Bachelor of Education (Secondary) in any of the four majors is 80.
All entrants must have also achieved a minimum of three Band 5s in the HSC, one of which must be for English.
#1. Monash University
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Monash University is ranked equal first in Australia for Education Studies and the sixth best Australian university overall.
It is also the equal 12th best university globally for a Bachelor of Education, according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.
Monash Uni can be found across four campuses near Melbourne. A Bachelor of Education would take you to the biggest of the four, Clayton Campus, or to the beachside suburb of Frankston!
A Bachelor of Education (Honours) is designed for school leavers or anyone who doesn’t yet have an undergraduate degree. Both primary and secondary degrees are four years in length.
The university offers specialisations in both primary and secondary education, with a particular emphasis on Secondary Health and Physical Education. Primary Education can also be paired with Early Childhood.
Each of these degrees give you roughly 80 days of professional experience during your study.
Monash also offers double degrees that run for the same amount of time as a single Bachelor of Education, allowing you to deepen your knowledge in a chosen area!
Monash scholarships can be found here!
All entrants into a Bachelor of Education (Honours) at any Australian university must complete a 90-minute, computer based test called CASPer. This is designed to find how willing you are to teach, if you have good resilience and how open you are to continued learning.
Currently, a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Teaching at Monash requires an ATAR of 70. above. Last year’s lowest ATAR to which an offer was made was 66.55
A Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Health and Physical Education also requires an ATAR of 70.
Lucinda Garbutt-Young hopes to one day be writing for a big-shot newspaper… or maybe just for a friendly magazine in the arts sector. Right now, she is enjoying studying a Bachelor of Public Communication (Public Relations and Journalism) at UTS while she writes on the side. She also loves making coffees for people in her job as a barista, and loves nothing more than a sun shower.